Fifty Six years old and I still do not have a settled beauty routine. OK not actually true I have a regimented skin care routine but not a make up one per say. I have bounced over the years from full makeup, to au naturale to a focus on eyes. I was never a follower of trends but rather what would work for me kind of gal. Catrice Cosmetics has changed that up.
I should clarify, they haven’t made me a follower they have given me a routine. Discovering a few key products that have become part of a regular routine.
What’s in my Make up Bag
I am a lotion crazy gal, Kent jokes that I need a suitcase for all my toiletries. To clarify he means my lotions and creams. My makeup routine fits easily in a small bag. Because of my eye glasses I have a tendency to focus on eyes. Truth be told during one stage of my life I think I owed eye liner in every shade.
Today I have discovered the value of a good brush, allowing eye shadow to pull double duty. Eliminating a few more items from the bag. Pictured here is my daily routine and funny thing is the brushes take up more room than the actual makeup.
Let’s see what I am loving lately.
Catrice Cosmetics and MY Daily Routine
First and most important Catrice Cosmetics, an innovative and luxury-inspired makeup line with an affordable price tag. All products retail for less than $20! How amazing is that.
Primer is something I have always been aware of but sadly misused. For some strange reason I thought it was only a spot treatment and used to tone redness. Now it actually is used to tone for sure but not as a spot treatment. My daily routine starts with a light coating of Keep me Matt from Clarice Cosmetics used for Pore-refining and anti-shine.
Catrice offers three other primers. You too can Prime your way to fine with their Primer Collection! If you want more than dewy check out Good Bye Pores, Fresh it up or even Correct my Red.
Goodbye Pores: Blurs pores with a soft focus effect
Fresh it up: Hydrating with Bamboo Water
Correct my Red: Neutralizes unwanted rednessHigh Coverage Concealer
Known by many used by even more, this best selling concealer Liquid Camouflage is now available in 17 shades.It has a liquid, high coverage texture , is water- and transfer proof and lasts all day. Trust me on this, it lasts all day. The doe foot applicator allows a precise application to cover dark circles and imperfections.
How seriously crazy is it that you can pick this up for under $10.00. I adore this cover up. My routine is pretty straight forward, three dots on each cheekbone and a smidge on the nose. Just a little dab action to smooth it out and I am set.
Eyes, Cheeks and Highlights
Catrice sent me three amazing palettes. Suiting me up with eyeshadow, cheek and highlighter palettes, to give me a well-rounded CATRICE experience! My obvious daily choice is the eye shadow palette. In shades near and dear to me. I honestly have tossed the eyeliner and with my new brush tend towards the Mulberry as my new liner.
The Cheeks and Highlighter I carry when I travel but usually save for evenings and special occasions.
A non catrice regular is any thing to tame and shape my brows. Currently favouring the 24 hour brow setter from Benefit.
And an ole Favourite.
A pressed powder from Clinique which I have been using for 20 plus years. Just a little light dusting with a brush. The perfect pair up with the liquid concealer.
Fixing Spray Collection
All this is then set with another new to me product. Meet the Spray Collection! Each spray improves makeup wear, refreshes and sets: four amazing sprays and my personal favourite is the Dewy Glow: Contains a subtle shimmer for a glowing, dewy skin.
Honestly I had never used a setting spray before. Can you believe it, after 56 years I am discovering new makeup concepts. This was a total new to me product, never one what I thought was hype, I always skipped this step. Total convert now.
Lucky for me my newest addiction retails for under 10.00.
Catrice Cosmetics and What I know
CATRICE Cosmetics are 100% cruelty-free. Most formulations are vegan, paraben-free & alcohol-free.Founded by Christina Oster-Daum, their doors in first in Germany back in 2004 and since then global deomination. OK just kidding but they are in high demand all over the world. They hit the USA in 2015 and best of all now available in Canada at select Shoppers Drug Mart, Pharmaprix and Loblaws stores.
This is a line for all ages. High quality, affordable make up products that span the generations.
the final step of my Routine.
Kiss me every Day
Rounding out my under five minute morning beauty routine is a quick Kiss. Yep I still frequently use my Kiss Curler. Like my make up routine, this is a few minutes and then I am set for the day.